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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have a cast iron extension from a table saw measuring 257 x 686 x 40mm. This already has a 100mm diameter hole in the centre for a router insert plate, and provision for attaching a router underneath, so it will make an ideal router table top, although the distance from the router bit to the long edge is much too short.

I need to incorporate this in to a timber table top, and add slots for fences and a mitre slot parallel to the long edge.

I would welcome any and all ideas and suggestions on the best way to do this, or even links to where something similiar may have been done previously

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I'm far from the expert on this (there are many here who are) but if you've got the router mounting part handled, would it make sense to buy a defunct cast-iron table saw to use to support it and extend the table? Here's a post from someone who bought the saw on Craigslist for $25 and is looking to convert it to a router table. His job would be much, much more complex.

If you have the space, it might make sense for you since that top is designed to work as a RT when so attached.

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Welcome to the RouterForums Jill.

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